Walter Drake Silver Exchange
This article is a stub. Please edit and add your contribution.

The Walter Drake Silver Exchange is a reference book containing a list of silver patterns which was issued and updated until the 1980s.

It featured a pattern identification directory for sterling silver and silver-plate flatware, and was highly popular with both flatware dealers and antique silver collectors. Included were illustrations and photographs of hundreds of patterns, along with a number of manufacturer’s marks.

It was produced by the company Walter Drake & Sons, a national mail order company started in 1947 by Walter Drake in Colorado Springs. He initially started the company with a pen-pal club in which members received letters from ‘Tommy the Turtle’, and it quickly grew into a company with a mail order catalogue featuring household goods, kitchenware, stationary and a wide range of products.

Although out of print, copies of the old book can be found online for less than $10.

See also

Main article: Silver
Main article: Antiques

Latest News

The “truly spectacular” piece of porcelain is expected to sell for in excess of half a million pounds.


Rare production art from the timeless classic movie sold alongside memorabilia from the worlds of film and rock ‘n’ roll.


One of the artist’s most iconic reclining nudes, the sculpture is expected to sell for more than £1 million.


Discovered in Montana, the giant skull from the instantly recognisable dinosaur is roughly 66 million-year-old.


Taken in 1951 during an expedition to the Himalayas, the photographs show suspiciously large footprints in the snow.


Article

Do you have a passion for collecting? You can help build the Wikicollecting community. Anyone can get involved - simply 'add a new page' or 'edit' an existing page.
diggRedditdel.icio.usFacebook

Picollecta

Facebook

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License